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The Ship Inn

$$ - $$$, ,
Cnr Stanley & Sidon Streets | South Bank Parklands, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
+61 7 3844 8000
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lamb pie” (3 reviews)
Open Now
9:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Cnr Stanley & Sidon Streets | South Bank Parklands, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Ship Inn
1. Main Meal
"Good range of Tap beers and pub food"
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2. Crème Brulee of the Day
"the crime brûlée was one of the best I ever had."
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3. Ambience
"Good atmosphere and value for money meals"
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161 - 170 of 199 reviews

Reviewed 6 October 2013 via mobile

The smoked pork belly and scallops were delicious. Nicely placed at the southern end of Southbank but with no city view. Irrespective, this historic hotel had a nice feel with a good sized out door dining area. I'll come back.

Thank Jamie M
Reviewed 2 October 2013

Upon arrival I sat at a table with my 2 teenage kids, while hubbie went to get some refreshments from the bar. The waiter/manager arrived at our outdoor table and rather rudely asked will we be eating. It might have been more polite to ask...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2013

I have dined at The Ship Inn on numerous occasions and have never had a bad experience. The staff are very friendly and always willing to help. Nice seating out the back under the trees, etc. The food is always very tasting and the chef...More

Thank travelbug-lauren
Reviewed 22 August 2013 via mobile

Great service, very friendly and welcoming staff. Food was good and they have a good GF menu too. Best Eton Mess I've ever had!

Thank Carla P
Reviewed 18 August 2013

Had lunch here with a girl friend, sat outside and enjoyed the people watching. Situated in a handy position to Southbank, the Goodwill Bridge and the parklands. We both ordered the lunch rib fillet special. They were cooked to perfection, served with a wonderful peppercorn...More

Thank Maggie F
Reviewed 11 August 2013

Dined for Saturday lunch before matinee show at Qpac. Location, atmosphere and food/choice could not ask for anything better. Prices were also reasonable. Will definitely return.

Thank Elizabeth G
Reviewed 7 August 2013

The location is handy to South Bank. The meals are reasonable value ( around $23 for a steak). I would go back again for the atmosphere and the service.

Thank Mozzia
Reviewed 3 August 2013 via mobile

The Ship Inn has been renovates since last I visited and it has some nice separate eating and drinking areas with a good atmosphere. I had the Rib Fillet for $23, sadly the steak was terrible - so tough that it was physically hard to...More

Thank Rowenaaa
Reviewed 17 July 2013

Had dinner on a very quiet night. Food was good with good wine selection. Good service and value. Restaurant and facilities were very clean.

Thank Amanda P
Reviewed 17 June 2013

Just neer the goodwill bridge and worth a stop for a fabo Lunch and good beer. the open space is perfect for Brisbane atmosphere and just a short walk to South Bank and the great pool that everyone loves

2  Thank Pulka M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 29
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Stanley & Sidon Streets | South Bank Parklands, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3844 8000
  • E-mail
What was once a rowdy sailor's drinking den has been transformed into a civilised Gastro Pub complete with a separate and impressive function and convention facility catering for up to 200 guests. This iconic South Bank Hotel, constructed in 1864, has developed a reputation as a lamblover's paradise and boasts a classic pub style menu sitting beside our more accomplished dishes. The Ship Inn is proud to have a strong commitment to sustainability. Drop by some time and see for yourself what it is we do.
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